Dania Sierra

 

Dania Sierra

Artist Diana Sierra's Fine Art paintings radiate spirituality and mythological symbolism. A blend of bold, striking color and simplified forms coexist effortlessly in her dramatic imagery.

Diana currently resides in Miami, Florida.

 

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"Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is better not to lose the first impression"  

Camille Pissaro  1830-1903

 

 

 


 

BLUE WOLF WITH CHILD
30 X 40 
ACRYLIC / OILS 2001

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About the Artist

BIOGRAPHY

Dania Sierra was born in Havana Cuba and at the age of four moved to the United States. After living in the states for some time Ms. Sierra started to refine her artistic techniques with classes at Barry College, Florida Career Institute and the University of Miami, but states that she is primarily more of a self-taught artist. She has run her own professional graphic design company for over 15 years.

Ms. Sierra has been featured in several galleries and the Latin American Art Museum in Miami Florida.

Ms. Sierra was also the recipient of a Fine Arts scholarship to the University of Miami at an early age of her career; she also received a grant to study commercial art and design at The Florida Career Institute, in Miami Florida. Ms. Sierra was commissioned by Carnival Cruise Lines to create a kinetic sculpture for its Crystal Palace Hotel and Casino in Nassau Bahamas.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through the use of rich colors and textures, Ive created my own personal vocabulary in a visual form. Expressing this through forms and entities allows me to tap into my own spiritual world and fragile emotions that travel through individuals.

My images depict a journey of unspoken words and hidden whispers of pain, hope, freedom, nurturing and immortality that exist within all of us. These feelings are resurfaced and unveiled through images of birds, amorphous figures, and abstract surroundings placing the viewer in the magical mystical world of unconscious thought.

The joy of a painter is to establish a deep sense of communication with each individual person. The emotion that a person feels upon examining a piece of art, whether its a feeling of sadness, joy, self-reflection, or serenity is the beauty of this communication. This is the transition that places the final brush stroke on the artist canvas. Therefore one canvas represents the window to millions of different emotions, that have existed and exist through all of us. Also giving the viewer a powerful tool to look within his own spiritual world for the understanding of lifes universal journey.

 

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